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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24390 W: 523 N: 40796] (175552)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-06
Categories: Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2003 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2003-12-15 4:30
Viewed: 3456
Points: 43
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Foto genomen vanop het belfort van Gent. Genomen met Canon G3.
Picture taken from the Belfort tower of Ghent. Taken with Canon G3.
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Nice view of the Sint Nicolas Church... I suppose it is taken from the Belfrey??? Some notes would have been more interesting... Was it taken during the 'Gentse feesten'?

Splendid view of this cathedral. You must have been up very high to get this one. Very nicely taken. Well done John. I gave you 2 points, but they didn't show up.

Encore une photo passée à la trappe ! Pourtant la composition est intéressante. Afin de mettre la cathédrale plus en valeur, peut-être eut-il fallut couper une partie de l'avant plan (partie basse).
Bien vu, John.
Still a photograph passed to the trap door! However, the composition is interesting. In order to emphasize the cathedral more, perhaps it had was necessary to cut a part of before plan (left low). Well considering, John.

Must be taken this photo in sunday early in the morning, not lot of cars, no peoples. Interesting view and interesting architecture.

Ik zit eventjes in je "map" te kijken en zag deze prachtige plaat !
Ik zou, als ik dat zo mag zeggen, toch het "gele" rechtsonder weghalen, daar valt mijn oog te snel op.
Maar ik vind hem fantastisch, John !
Weer echt België.

Very beautiful church John ! It´s very good shot !.

Hello John,
I'm not so old as you are at TE and this one was your first presenting work to this community. Is a frame very reduced, you have small critiques because you and like me where new. But sometimes and this is the case show work and quality. For this reason I like it because all is in a great quality and vision.

I like to share ideas but also your past and present and evolutive quality work. So my critique from your begining and also your friendly critique.

Congratulations and your work to me at TE, from future, now and past.

Thanks very much for your Heart and culture.

Mijn God, wat was er toe weinig verkeer!!!! En wat had je toen weinig punten!!!! Toc is het een mooie, klasieke, foto van de Gentse kuip.

Hi John
interesting picture, I like the POV in this a lot and the colors are nice, mainly I think the POV makes this shot great though.
Good job

Hi John,

The prsence of the people and of the vehicules has an effect of scale. The point of view to the church then to the horizon, it is showing also the details and colors of the architecture of the church. The light brings out the best of the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-12-14 11:12]

Nice capture, my dear John!!
Great perspective and perfect POV!!

Very well done!!

My congrats!!!

Bonjour John!!

je suis étonné par le nombre de photos que tu as déjà posté! Wouaw! Je te souhaite un bon week-end et bonnes photos!


Dobro jutro gospodine.
Prve fotografije pozivaju da ih ponovo pogledamo i setimo se svog pocetka rada i foto aparata sa kojima smo snimali ...
Lep pogled na katedralu i deo grada, dobar prikaz lepom fotografijom.
Prijatan dan sa lepim secanjem na pocetak rada na TE.
Sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu.
Srecan put do uspeha.


Goedemorgen, meneer.
Eerste foto's worden uitgenodigd om nogmaals te kijken en te onthouden het begin van zijn werk en de camera waarmee we schoten ...
Mooi uitzicht op de kathedraal en een deel van de stad, een goed zicht leuke foto.
Leuke dag met mooie herinneringen aan het begin van de TE.
Al het beste in hun toekomstige werk en leven.
Goede reis naar succes.

Good morning, sir.
First photos are invited to look again and remember the beginning of his work and the camera with which we were shooting ...
Nice view of the cathedral and part of the city, a good view nice photograph.
Nice day with beautiful memories of the beginning of the TE.
All the best in their future work and life.
Good journey to success.

Hi, John,
I'd like to visit your old folders. An interesting presentation of Ghent. I think I will visit Belgium once again. Wonderful architecture, good POV.
Best regards,

Ciao John, nice see one of your first photo, too little, but great POV on fantastic architecture, splendid light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my old friend, ciao Silvio

Your first post on TE, John, from the tower over the town.
Picture space well divided to balance view on the Cathedral and vast urban-area with red roof-tops behind. Superb clarity collected and POV from higher place.
Enjoy a nice weekend,

Hi John,
Thank you for your kind comments. Your portfolio is full of beautiful pictures. I wanted to see the first picture you posted. Even your first photo is nice; a bit small by today's standards, but nice. I suspect, back then, TE could not allow today's generous size of 800 pixels!

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-08-03 22:32]

Hi John !!!
I also went back to your early photos..... and this Church looks fantastic from such a good POV
views from above...... only the plane pilots are privilege to see the view from above.
Now..... I am back trying to save money...... next trip can only be a small one ( just...around the corner !!!! no more treasures under the mattress)
I got aprox. 1500 good photos from the last trip...... need to do some processing.
Cheers until next week end

For the occasion, I thought of looking at your first photo from Belgium taken in Ghent too!
It was a small photo at the time, but very well taken. Great POV and sharpness despite the small size and the distance from up the belfry !
Funny little house at the foot of St Nicholas church.
Is it the priest's house :-)
Kindest regards.

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  • tomi1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 5 N: 205] (2218)
  • [2014-10-07 15:37]

Oeiras, 7-10-2014
Hello Jonh
Again visiting you noticing that your gallery is already both extensive as well as a good documentary work. It is also an opportunity to start seeing photos mainly from your country. During the latest years never had belgium acquaintance. In inter-rail only stopped some hours in Brusel in front of the train station. But I remember the landscapes I could see. Yet I retain the big towns like Antwerpen, Brusel etc. So I knew it could be an interesting future visiting. This town the picture shows is also a big one and it is the first time I see the name of it as Ghent. Amazing details of the cathedral with the upper archs below the main dark roof. (The word Belfort remembers me a city in France in Alsase. I stopped there when came from Dannemarie. Dannemarie has a cemetery with many unknown soldiers. I think of the second world war. At that time I still didn't know what was a digital photo. Warm regards. Domingos

Hello John
I decided to comment on your first photo on TrekEarth, as I have just had a quick browse through your gallery, and I am stunned by the quality of your images.
It helps to live near canals and forests and the Netherlands and in Belgium, a country often over looked, by myself included……..that few hours of road between France & the Netherlands!
Well, jhm, you certainly have come a long way, since this humble first photo, and you have made a big contribution to this site, chapeau.
It humbles me to receive comments from you.
Thanks for this, and all those great images since.

The cathedral is perfectly framed in the center John, nifty photo displaying also Ghent and its roofs, excellent resolution, thanks

Hi John,
great POV to present this beautiful church. It looks very impressive. Now obviously looking at this photo my only complaint is that its size is quite small and it would look even better with a bigger dimensions.
Very well done!

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